Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Mountain Biking in Marlborough, NZ
Biking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough
Cycling through vineyards in Marlborough
  • Mountain Biking

    1 of NZ's Great Rides

  • Rides for everyone

    Grades 1 to 5

  • Cycling the vines

    30+ cellar doors

  • NZ Cycle Trails

    3 of the best



Mountain bike Marlborough’s epic high country trails and coastal ridges, road bike undulating routes at the edge of the sea, tour on long flat runs through vine-clad valleys or take the whole family biking along one of the region’s many rivers.

Marlborough boasts brilliant weather, stunning scenery and an abundance of acclaimed mountain and road trails, including a Great Ride and three Trails along the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga.

This pedaller’s paradise has thrilling adventure, low key rides, and everything in-between.

Rainbow Station

The Rainbow Trail connects St Arnaud and Hanmer Springs via the Wairau-Hanmer Springs Hydro and Tophouse Roads, and also connects with the St James Cycle Trail, one of New Zealand's Great Rides.

The Rainbow Trail is part of the New Zealand National Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga, and travels through startling high country landscapes, from tussock lands to scree slopes.


1-2 days, 112km




26 December to 5pm on Easter Monday. Outside of these times phone the Rainbow Station Manager to arrange access, +64 3 521 1838 after 6.30pm


Toll gate at Old Rainbow Homestead - $2

Shared Pathway Etiquette

1. Keep left.
2. Cyclists should let pedestrians know when they are approaching by politely calling out or ringing a bell when approaching from behind.
3. Cyclists should pass on the right, when possible – unless the pedestrians are on the right in which case pass them in the safest way possible.
4. Cyclists should ride defensively and cycle at a speed that does not put others at risk.

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